I have a stupid question to ask What really is CITES ? I know what it stands for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora & Fauna. I mean you read about it in SCI magazines etc. but what is the purpose of all these meetings when one country you can import a trophy into it & the next one you can't!! It doesn't make any sense to me! Why have all the meetings with all the top leaders from around the world & some people play & follow the rules & others don't! OR is it country's like ours the USA is against hunters and transporting trophies into the USA. It doesn't make much sense like you could shoot Cheetah & Polar Bears -they could be transported to Canada but not the USA! In my book either its legal or illegal! ANYWHERE!! Granted to keep decent populations of game animals there has to be restrictions or the species will soon become extinct, but on the other hand shouldn't everyone be playing within the same rules!! I mean if there are only so many Lions, Rhino's or Polar Bears to be harvested GREAT! when the harvest quota is met that should be it for the season or year! But allowing certain countrys the entry of trophies & the others not to is WRONG!